All three crew members of a Thai helicopter that went missing while delivering supplies in the search for two missing Burmese mountaineers have been found alive.
President Thein Sein ordered the release of 3,073 prisoners on Tuesday, but it’s unknown how many political prisoners remain in jail.
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Thai army authorities have asked their Burmese counterparts for a progress report on the search for a Thai helicopter missing on Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State since 27 September.
The World Bank estimates Burma’s economic growth rate at 8.5 percent for 2014 and 2015, a figure higher than any other nation it surveyed, including China.
A lawyer contracted by the Burmese embassy to defend Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, who are accused of murdering two British tourists, said the men confessed to the crimes…